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now Tracking Human Rights Worldwide

Several organizations and governments work to blow the whistle on the world’s worst human rights abusers. See below for organizations that track and profile worldwide abuses on a country-by-country basis. Just click on the organization and the part of the world you would like to view.

Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
The State Department
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights



Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide campaign that promotes internationally recognized human rights. The organization’s annual report examines human rights abuses in various regions and also provides country-specific information.

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Africa  Americas  Asia and the Pacific  Europe and Central Asia 
Middle East/N. Africa 



Human Rights Watch

The largest human rights organization based in the U.S., Human Rights Watch conducts and documents fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in more than 70 countries around the world.

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Africa  Americas  Asia  Europe/Central Asia  Middle East/N. Africa  United States 



The State Department

The U.S. Department of State, which is the foreign affairs agency of the U.S. government, compiles reports annually on human rights practices. The most recent report, released last month, singles out Zimbabwe, Cuba , Belarus, China, Iran, North Korea and Burma as countries that allegedly subjected their citizens "to a wholesale deprivation of their basic rights". The report acknowledges that the US's "own journey toward liberty and justice for all has been long and difficult, and it is far from complete".

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Africa  East Asia and the Pacific  Europe and Eurasia  Near East and North Africa 
South Asia  Western Hemisphere 



The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The UNHCR page shares the status of various human rights treaties and conventions. It is indexed on a country-by-country basis.

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